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Old 04-30-2016, 12:43 PM
Raguleader Raguleader is offline
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What they tell us in the Air Force is that the plate will definitely stop the first bullet. After that, you should probably take the hint and seek cover.

EDIT: To clarify, military ballistic vests tend to be a soft vest with internal pockets that you can put solid armor plates in, typically made from some type of ceramic material I think. You can switch out for heavier or lighter plates, or go without them entirely to make the vest lighter (but less protective; it'll stop pistol rounds and fragmentation, but you better hope some bad dude isn't sighting you in with a rifle).

Last edited by Raguleader; 04-30-2016 at 12:45 PM.